Shumai wrappers are square wheat-based wrappers for shumai or wontons.
Shumai wrappers (シュウマイの皮) are commercial wrappers for making shumai or siu mai, at home. Shumai and wonton wrappers (ワンタンの皮) are similar in that they are square and made of flour and water.
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What Are Shumai Wrappers
Shumai wrappers are thin, square wheat-based wrappers used to make shumai dumplings. The dumplings are usually steamed and are filled with mushrooms, shrimp, ginger, and green onion. It’s a popular dim sum dish, and the Japanese love the dumplings! Japanese shumai is usually garnished with green peas.
You can use wonton or shumai wrappers to make shumai but note that Japanese wonton/shumai wrappers are thinner and slightly smaller than Chinese brands.
You can buy store-bought dumpling wrappers or make the dough from scratch.
What Does It Taste
Like gyoza and wonton wrappers, it has a wheat flavor and a slippery texture when steamed.
Recipes Using Shumai Wrappers
Where To Buy
You can find it in the refrigerator or freezer section of Asian and grocery stores. Each brand is different in terms of thickness and consistency.
How To Store
When making shumai, cover the unused wrappers with a damp towel so they don’t dry out. If not using them immediately, wrap them well and store them in an airtight container. Keep them in the refrigerator for about a week or in the freezer for 2-3 months.